Nectar Net

Nectar Net

Africa Warren Matthews (Georgia Tech) [email protected] Why? Need for better connectivity Like many leading-edge Universities, Georgia Tech has significant international collaborations, including Africa. Quickly found many others interested in better connectivity with Africa. Not just academic research, other International organizations (CDC, NLM) have significant missions in Africa. February 9, 2020

Nectar Net 2 Existing Intercontinental Connectivity Widespread satellite connectivity Many universities paying large sums for lowbandwidth, unreliable satellite connections. SAT-3 (WASC) Operated by Telkom SA. Rumored competition has already lead to 25% cut. Also SAFE, SeaMeWe3.

February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 3 Proposed Intercontinental Connectivity East African Submarine System (EASSy) South African Second Network Operator (SNO) Unclear about SAT3 license Liberalization of other African Telecommunications markets.

February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 4 Proposed International Connections IBAUD IDRC, PfHE PARENA NSF Focus Africa/NEPAD (Indo-PAN) effort to fight poverty and disease, the common enemies stalking Africa and India.

February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 5 Existing Intercontinental Connections TENET South African Tertiary Education Network. 80Mbps connection with commercial networks. Attempting to peer directly in Europe and US. EU MED NET Numerous 2-3Mbps links in North Africa.

February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 6 Organizations on the Ground USAID Leland Project Network Startup Resource Center Wider Net

Digital Freedom Initiative (Senegal) eJDS February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 7 Nectar Net Current and planned activity sounds promising. Work together to connect projects. Connection-by-connection basis if necessary.

February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 8 Senegal No known research network or organization DFI are active AMMA sounding station University Cheikh Anta Diop Sonatel France Telecom February 9, 2020

NectarNet/Dakar Nectar Net University AMMA 9 Ghana Ghana Telecom No response from other providers MIMCOM Noguchi

Volta Dam Legon Accra February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 10 Nigeria NITEL have a national infrastructure Connects most of the cities 10Mbps NUNET

Mimcom Abuja University of Ibadan Jon Postel Technology Center February 9, 2020 Obafemi Awolowa University Ile-Ife Ibadan University of Lagos

Lagos Nectar Net 11 Cameroon eJDS are active Cameroon telecommunications provided by CAMnet University of Douala Douala February 9, 2020 Nectar Net

12 South Africa National Research Network Tertiary Education Network (TENet) Proposed South African Research and Education Network (SANREN) Department of Science and Technology SANREN Cape Town February 9, 2020 MRC

TENET Nectar Net University of Pretoria 13 Other Locations Angola, Mozambique. Namibia, Botswana, Zambia. Mali, Burkina Faso.

Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda. February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 14 Next Steps Move forward with partners. Find Funding, donations and money. Foster usage and work to build user groups, research organizations and networks. February 9, 2020

Nectar Net 15 Thanks Hilda Ceidera, David Indome, Steve Huter, Don Riley, Steve Song, Heather Boyles, Roy Steiner, Mary Kratz. February 9, 2020 Nectar Net 16 www.nectarnet.org

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